The Family Center unveils new logo
SUDLERSVILLE — The Family Center of Queen Anne’s County has a new logo and a message it wants to get out to residents.
“We serve all of Queen Anne’s County,” said Director Jenny Crossley. “We’re finding because we’re located in Sudlersville, a lot of people think we only serve Sudlersville, but that’s not true.”
The Family Center’s affiliation with the Judy Center is another source of confusion; The Family Center is a Judy Center partner, but a separate entity offering totally different services, she said.
The Family Center is a Maryland Family Network grant-funded organization serving families with child under age 4. It falls under the purview of the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education.
Its mission is “empowering parents and children to shine,” Crossley said. “We want to find these children and have them ready learn.”
Those words are now featured in the new logo, which states: The Family Center of Queen Anne’s County Empowering Parents and Children to Shine. It features a to bright yellow-orange sun with a heart inside it.
The center accomplishes this goal by providing supports for families with young children in becoming prepared for school success and empowering and educating parents to be their child’s first and most important teachers, according to Family Center literature. It incorporates adult education, early childhood education, nurturing/parent education, nutrition/health education and family literacy opportunities. The center offers English as a Second Language classes and recently began a new nuturing class.
Crossley said she loves being under the board of education, “It provides a continuum of learning beginning at birth.”
The center is open year round, Monday through Thursday. It offers both center-based and home visiting services.
Crossley said she hope the new logo will help the center to brand itself and help people know where it is and what it provides. The logo was designed by artist Dawn Graney, who is friend’s with one of the center’s child development specialists and familiar with the center.
There are many opportunities for volunteers, Crossley said. They include assisting in child development classrooms, teach a class for parent education and helping with administrative tasks.
Donations of baby items, such as diapers and wipes or infant and toddler books, are always appreciated.
Monetary donations are used for classroom supplies, educational field trips and snacks.
Services are free. Fundraising efforts plus community donations help support the program so services can be provided without charge.
The center is located at 103 N. Linden St., behind Phillips Garage. The phone number is 410-438-3182. Or check out the Family Center on Facebook.
Director Jennifer Crossley displays The Family Center’s new logo, which features a bright yellow sun with a heart inside. She said the center empowers families to shine.